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Joel Schumacher


Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Phone Booth (2002) and Batman Forever (1995). See full bio »

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Known For

The Phantom of the Opera
(2004)
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Director
(2002)
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Director
(1995)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Director
(1997)

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 2011 Trespass
 2010 Twelve
 2009 Blood Creek
 2007 The Number 23
 2002 Phone Booth
 2002 Bad Company
 2000 Tigerland
 1999 Flawless
 1999 8MM
 1994 The Client
 1993 Falling Down
 1991 Dying Young
 1990 Flatliners
 1989 Cousins
 1987 The Lost Boys
 1983 D.C. Cab
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Other Works:

Directed Bush music video "Letting The Cables Sleep". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

...it is show business and it's more business now than it is show because all the studios now are owned by huge conglomerates and corporations, unlike the old Hollywood where everybody knew each other by their first names. See more »

Trivia:

He was the first and only choice to direct 'The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)' and had been since the project was first started. Andrew Lloyd Webber had chosen him after being impressed by his use of music in 'The Lost Boys (1987)'. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses lots of sharp colors in his films See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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